Defective Products: What to Do
Serving Buffalo, New York
Who can be held liable in a defective product lawsuit?
It is estimated that as many as 33 million injuries and 30 thousand fatalities result from defective products each year. If you or a loved one in the Niagara or Buffalo, New York area has been injured by a defective product, you should follow the instructions below to help preserve evidence and ensure that you can seek legal retribution.
- If a serious injury has occurred, you should call 911 right away to get medical help.
- In order to document what happened, write down exactly what you were doing when the injury occurred and what actions you took directly preceding the event.
- If you were injured by a product that is not a consumable (such as a kitchen appliance, heater, etc.), take pictures of the product and the injured area of your body.
- If you believe you’ve been injured by a dangerous drug, you should stop taking it immediately, have your health evaluated by a medical professional, and request a copy of all of your medical records related to the injury.
- Retain all packaging and documents associated with the product.
- Try to gather as much information about the product as you can, including the name of the manufacturer, model name and number, place and date of purchase, and its serial number.
- Store the product in a safe place and do not modify or change it.
- Obtain the name, address and telephone number of any witnesses to the injury.
- Do not discuss the incident with anyone and do not give any written or recorded statements about it until you speak with a personal injury lawyer.
- Contact the defective product lawyers at John Feroleto Attorneys at Law to discuss your legal options.
If you have been injured by a defective product or dangerous drug, you should contact our experienced defective product attorney today. We have the expertise, resources and dedication necessary to stand up for your rights and successfully fight the manufacturer, distributor and their insurance companies.